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Weird Wide Web: Bionic eyes, beer hunting and a test of how sexist you are

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

WELCOME TO THE WEIRD Wide Web – where we take a look at the week’s best offerings in tech and social media news.

Beer-hunting app of the week

(Image: Beer Hunt)

Here’s a possibly dangerous and/or embarrassing app that keeps track of every drink you consume and where you drink it. Beer Hunt then compiles all of the information from your night out in a handy ‘drink–o-graph’ and rates you against your friends. You may be the winner, but no doubt you’ll be the loser with the biggest hangover as well.

(Image: Beer Hunt)

3D history news of the week

The world’s largest museum – the Smithsonian – has started scanning its entire collection in 3D so that it can be enjoyed by future generations, Gizmodo reports. It will also allow a current generation of history enthusiasts to view the museum’s amazing range of artefacts and those lucky enough to have actually visited will be able to look at the collection in greater detail.


Bionic eye of the week

A US company has developed an eye implant connected to a pair of glasses aimed at restoring the vision of patients blinded by a disease called retinitis pigmentosa, Business Insider reports. The glasses have a miniature video camera innside that captures the scene and it send instructions are to an implant in the person’s eye. Small pulses of electricity stimulate the retina’s remaining cells transmitting patterns of light to the brain. Simple really…

Here’s a video with more detail on how these amazing specs work:


Twitter sexism of the week

This neat site will give you an indication of how balanced you are on Twitter by analysing the proportion of retweets that were comments or opinions issued by men or women. A 10 is a perfect Twee-Q. Give it a try, and if you’re not happy with your score, just test the account of a really sexist celebrity to make you feel better.

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